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Harlingen is a city about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and a principal city in the Cameron County metropolitan area. It was built on the intersection of Route 77 and Route 83 as a distribution, shipping, and industrial center. It is also considered the most "economical" place in the U.S. to live because it has the lowest cost of living of anywhere in the country.
Brownsville is the sixteenth most populous city in Texas with a population of 181,860. It is located on the southernmost tip of the state on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimate places the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 417,276.
McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. It is on the Rio Grande, and is about 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012 the city's population was 140,717.
U.S. Route 77 is a major north-south highway that suns from Sioux City, Iowa to the Mexican border and connects Harligen to Corpus Christi and other northern cities. U.S. Route 83 is a 1,885 mile road that stretches from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. It's southernmost point is in Brownsville.
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This is really hard to watch.
First things first: apparently everyone survived, and the baby and toddler are currently stabilized and recovering in the hospital, but that will not be super helpful to your stress level while/immediately after viewing. If you are currently the mother of young children, have a drink ready or your chosen method of self-care for when the video is done, because you will need it.
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As is true with all states, Texas roadways can be very dangerous places. According to a May 2014report from the Texas Department of Transportation, statewide crashes in 2013 totaled more than 115,000 just from those drivers who were did not control the speed of their vehicles. Learn more here about common factors in Texas car crashes...
If you’re nervous about your teen driving, you aren’t alone. The CDC reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. So what can you do to help your teen stay safe? Check out these tips to help keep your child safe when you’re preparing to hand over your keys.
The violence of any motor vehicle collision can often cause serious neck and back injuries such as protrusions or herniations. When this occurs, injured parties will often visit an orthopedist or pain management doctor who will recommend a series of ESI’s which will provide pain relief and reduce swelling in and around the damaged discs and corresponding nerve roots.
This is the first part of a 3 part series called “My Neck, My Back” on neck and back injuries, common injuries that are often sustained as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The first part of this series will explain the difference between a disc bulge and a disc protrusion or herniation.
If no family members pursue a case within 3 months and no survivors expressly indicate a desire to forgo a lawsuit, then the deceased’s executor can do so.
If you do decide that you must pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, however, it is important to ensure that you include these four items in your case...
Texting and driving is not illegal in Texas in most situations unless you’re in a certain city; there are about 40 cities in Texas where it’s illegal to text and drive – Corpus Christi is one of them so you can’t text and drive here. But there are exceptions...
According to data collected from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, twice as many highway deaths occur in rural areas making them twice as dangerous as their urban counterparts. There is a false sense of security when driving on rural roads because of the lack of traffic and distractions common to city areas leading to higher speeds and lack of vehicle control.
If you drive a Honda, Fiat, Chrysler, Ferrari, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan or a Subaru, your car may be one of the millions affected by the Takata airbag recall. Go here to learn more about this important safety recall.
Because the minor lacks the capacity to enter into a legal contract, how can a minor accept a settlement offer? Can the parents accept the settlement on behalf of the child? Does the money simply then go to the parent? Go here to get answers to these important questions about Texas car accidents and minor settlements.